The manager was really the only one who showed belief in me.
“He brought me back in and gets the best out of you. Four years later I’m still playing.
“You also look at Danny Swanson and Michael O’Halloran.
“When the manager played them and gave them a platform to do what they do best, you get the rewards.
“Definitely on Tuesday night’s showing we are going to get that from Tony.”
Tuesday night was the club’s final friendly before this weekend’s Betfred Cup game against East Fife.
“We started on the front foot and got the three quick goals,” Craig said.
“I thought we looked a threat from set-plays. There goalkeeper has made a couple of really good saves and it could have been more.
“Drey Wright followed on from Sunday.
“If you get him on the ball in wide areas, he is going to cause problems.”
Craig, who worked hard on his personal fitness through the summer, is pleased with how the squad is shaping up heading into the season.
“You need to give a lot of credit to the staff and also the players,” he explained.
“We came back fit. We were at a standard which got us into playing with the balls right away.”